Purple Dome New England Aster
Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ASS-ter NO-vee ANG-lee-ay|
|Lore||In Britain the aster is known as Michaelmas daisy because it is in bloom during the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, September 29th.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 1 1/2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer to Early Fall|
|Design Ideas||Valuable late season bloomer for the traditional perennial border. Equally well suited to casual country gardens along picket fences and mixed with spring blooming companions. A native hybrid that belongs in meadow gardens as a nectar source. Use around edges of prairie or above a wetland in an open sunny woodland. Ruggedly adaptable to rock gardens and dry stream beds. Mass like groundcover for a much larger semiformal color mass.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca)|
Thrives in moist, fertile, slightly acidic, well-drained soils but highly adaptable. Prefers cool summer climates. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. For a neat, tidy appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8